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US-8,174,077 High-voltage variable breakdown voltage (BV) diode for electrostatic discharge (ESD) applications
Formation of an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection device having a desired breakdown voltage (BV) is disclosed. The breakdown voltage (BV) of the device...
US-8,174,058 Integrated circuits with split gate and common gate FinFET transistors
An integrated circuit includes common gate FinFET and split gate FinFET devices formed from different height fins at a semiconductor surface of a substrate. A...
US-8,173,544 Integrated circuit having interleaved gridded features, mask set and method for printing
A method (300) for fabricating an integrated circuit includes the step of providing a substrate having a semiconductor surface (305). For at least one masking...
US-8,173,510 Lateral drain-extended MOSFET having channel along sidewall of drain extension dielectric
An integrated circuit (200) includes one of more transistors (210) on or in a substrate (10) having semiconductor surface layer, the surface layer having a top...
US-8,172,647 Polish pad conditioning in mechanical polishing systems
A mechanical polishing apparatus includes a polishing pad, at least one carrier head positioned over and off center relative to the polishing pad and configured...
US-8,171,804 Motion conversion system
A motion conversion system is described. The motion conversion system comprises a first torsional member operative for rotating in a first direction. A second...
US-8,171,361 Multiplexer Control Circuitry for TAP Domain Selection Circuitry
Today many instances of IEEE 1149.1 Tap domains are included in integrated circuits (ICs). While all TAP domains may be serially connected on a scan path that...
US-8,171,360 Linking module enable leads connected to plural TAPs
A TAP linking module (21, 51) permits plural TAPs (TAPs 1-4) to be controlled and accessed from a test bus (13) via a single TAP interface (20).
US-8,171,359 Linking module connected to select leads of plural TAPs
A TAP linking module (21, 51) permits plural TAPs (TAPs 1-4) to be controlled and accessed from a test bus (13) via a single TAP interface (20).
US-8,171,333 Sub-beam forming transmitter circuitry for ultrasound system
Multi-channel pulser driver circuitry for a sub-beam forming transmitter of an ultrasound system in which sub-beam signals are formed by delaying sub-beam pulse...
US-8,171,186 On-chip interconnect fabric
A method for performing write transactions in an interconnect fabric is described. A burst write transaction is received by a bridge coupled to a master. The...
US-8,171,185 Electronic device and communication method
This invention provides an electronic device that can suppress the undesired influence of signals flowing on the bus as interference on devices connected to the...
US-8,170,858 Characterization and modeling of ferroelectric capacitors
Simulation of an electronic circuit including a model of a ferroelectric capacitor. The model of the ferroelectric capacitor includes a multi-domain...
US-8,170,507 Predistortion methods and apparatus for transmitter linearization in a communication transceiver
Predistortion methods and apparatus for transmitter linearization in a communication transceiver are disclosed. An example apparatus to linearize a digitally...
US-8,170,356 Linear temporal reference scheme having non-reference predictive frames
The method, system, and apparatus of linear temporal reference scheme having non-reference predictive frames is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of a...
US-8,170,126 Reference signal structure for OFDM based transmissions
A method for transmitting a plurality of sequences across a plurality of bands of a wireless spectrum is described in which a first sequence is produced using a...
US-8,170,087 Correlation coprocessor
Apparatus and method for providing correlation in a CDMA receiver. A Generic Correlation Coprocessor comprises one or more correlation blocks. Each correlation...
US-8,169,969 Radio bearer dependent forwarding for handover
This invention employs an inherent tradeoff in a radio bearer dependent data handling method for intra-E-UTRA handoffs. For user equipment using real time data,...
US-8,169,950 Selection of orthogonal covering sequences and phase ramped sequences
A transmission of information from a secondary to a primary node occurs in a plurality of N logical time durations. The transmission from the secondary to...
US-8,168,970 Die having embedded circuitry with test and test enable circuitry
Timely testing of die on wafer reduces the cost to manufacture ICs. This disclosure describes a die test structure and process to reduce test time by adding...
US-8,166,358 Test access port with address and command capability
The disclosure provides a novel method and apparatus for inputting addresses to devices to select the device TAP for access. Further, the disclosure provides a...
US-8,166,286 Data pipeline with large tuning range of clock signals
The invention relates to a data pipeline comprising a first stage with a data input for receiving a digital data input signal, a clock input and a data output,...
US-8,165,260 Loop bandwidth enhancement technique for a digital PLL and a HF divider that enables this technique
A method of operating a phase locked loop (FIG. 5) for a wireless receiver is disclosed. The method includes receiving a reference signal (503) having a first...
US-8,165,202 Video compression rate
The video encoding rate control with the quantization parameter for basic units of macroblocks of a picture adapting to deviation from the average quantization...
US-8,165,199 Method and apparatus for on-chip voltage controlled oscillator function
This invention uses a flying adder frequency synthesis circuit to provide the required frequency adjustments to accommodate the varying encoding density of a...
US-8,164,945 8T SRAM cell with two single sided ports
A dual port SRAM cell includes an auxiliary driver transistor on each data node. The SRAM cell is capable of single sided write to each data node. The auxiliary...
US-8,164,515 Methods and apparatus to locate a wireless device
Methods and apparatus to locate a wireless device are described. A disclosed example method includes transmitting a request location message from a first...
US-8,164,386 Methods and apparatus to control rail-to-rail class AB amplifiers
In one example, an amplifier for providing stable output quiescent current comprising includes a number of supply rails, an output device configured for...
US-8,164,364 Circuitry and method for preventing base-emitter junction reverse bias in comparator differential input...
A differential input circuit (1-1) includes first (Q0) and second (Q1) input transistors having control electrodes coupled to first (V.sub.in.sup.+) and second...
US-8,161,337 Serially connected circuit blocks with TAPs and wrapper enable lead
In a first embodiment a TAP of IEEE standard 1149.1 is allowed to commandeer control from a WSP of IEEE standard P1500 such that the P1500 architecture,...
US-8,160,872 Method and apparatus for layered code-excited linear prediction speech utilizing linear prediction excitation...
A layered code-excited linear prediction (CELP) encoder, an Adaptive Multirate Wideband (AMR-WB) encoder and methods of CELP encoding and decoding. In one...
US-8,160,179 Cross-over compensation by selective inversion
A receiver with selective sign inversion which can compensate for cross-over conversion is described. Some inputs may be a differential data inputs; a sign...
US-8,160,150 Method and system for rate distortion optimization
Method, video encoders, and digital systems are provide in which motion vector determination includes selecting a plurality of candidate motion vectors for a...
US-8,160,144 Video motion estimation
Motion estimation in video encoding switches among motion estimation methods for successive predicted pictures depending upon statistics of prior pictures....
US-8,160,136 Probabilistic bit-rate and rate-distortion cost estimation for video coding
A method of video encoding is provided that includes computing spatial variance for video data in a block of a video sequence, estimating a first bit-rate based...
US-8,160,117 Line rate spread spectrum clock generator for use in line imaging systems
A method of generating a spread spectrum clock signal for a line imaging device including receiving a line length value of the line imaging device, receiving a...
US-8,159,863 6T SRAM cell with single sided write
An SRAM cell containing an auxiliary driver transistor is configured for a single sided write operation. The auxiliary driver transistor may be added to a...
US-8,159,382 Low power converter and shutdown SAR ADC architecture
With Successive Approximation Register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), there are several different architectures. One of these architectures is a...
US-8,159,377 System, method, and circuitry for blind timing mismatch estimation of interleaved analog-to-digital converters
A timing skew estimation system is disclosed that includes a plurality of interleaved analog-to-digital converter circuits (ADCs), a timing mismatch estimation...
US-8,159,244 Method and system for testing a semiconductor package
A method and system for testing a semiconductor package. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods comprising testing a semiconductor package...
US-8,159,207 Low drop voltage regulator with instant load regulation and method
An LDO regulator (10) produces an output voltage (Vout) by applying the output voltage to a feedback input (6) of a differential input stage (10A) and applying...
US-8,159,199 On-chip voltage supply scheme with automatic transition into low-power mode of MSP430
An integrated electronic device includes circuitry for providing a system supply voltage from a primary power supply. The circuitry has a high power (HP) stage...
US-8,158,460 Method of forming metallic leadframes having laser-treated surfaces for improved adhesion to polymeric compounds
A leadframe for the assembly of a semiconductor chip has regions (112) with an original smooth surface of glossy appearance and regions (113, 114, 210) of a...
US-8,157,388 System and method for a projection display system using an optical lightguide
A system and method for using an optical lightguide in a projection display system. A plurality of light sources provides a plurality of colored light to a...
US-8,156,394 Selectively accessing test access ports in a multiple test access port environment
A TAP linking module (21, 51) permits plural TAPs (TAPs 1-4) to be controlled and accessed from a test bus (13) via a single TAP interface (20).
US-8,156,334 Public key out-of-band transfer for mutual authentication
Methods for key exchange and mutual authentication are provided that allow for inherent authentication and secret key derivation of parties communicating...
US-8,156,283 Processing function connected to processor memory hierarchy
Apparatus and method for employing a Hardware Processing Function in a processor system using a hierarchical memory. Embodiments of the disclosed invention may...
US-8,155,972 Seamless audio speed change based on time scale modification
This invention involves time-scale modification of audio signals. The invention describes overlap and add time scale modification with variable input and output...
US-8,155,600 Digital communication using an inexpensive reference crystal
Systems and methods for digital communication using an inexpensive reference crystal are described herein. Some illustrative embodiments include a method that...
US-8,155,256 Method and apparatus for asynchronous clock retiming
A time to digital converter is used to determine which edge of the higher frequency clock (oversampling clock) is farther away from the edge of the lower...
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